Ageing maestros and strong women at epic Cannes fest

Leonardo DiCaprio, Martin Scorsese and Robert De Niro brought the hottest ticket in town, the premiere of Killers of the Flower Moon. (Photo: AFP)

CANNES, France: This year’s Cannes Film Festival has been an epic mix of ground-breaking women’s perspectives and nostalgic homages to icons of the 20th century.

As it heads into awards night on Saturday, the 76th edition of the French Riviera festival has been a feast for film-lovers. Here are some of the highlights.

Old masters 

At times, Cannes felt like a sort of dream retirement home populated by ageing male film icons.

Harrison Ford, 80, showed he still had stamina in Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny, and got weepy when given an honorary Palme d’Or.


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